Movements for our Gait muscles – The Hip Flexors

Our hip flexors are our gait muscles. They help propel us forward with every step we take. The tighter these muscles, the shorter our walking gait can become. This can be an issue with our Senior population or for those who are sedentary for long periods of time. Tight hip flexors can lead to tentative movements and more trips and falls.

Many of the hip muscles are responsible for more than one type of movement in the hip, as different areas of the muscle act on tendons in different ways. When we do specific Yoga poses and sequences, we are targeting specific muscle groupings for a particular purpose.

Find out why the iliopsoas muscles (aka hip flexors) muscles are important for keeping you walking tall and with confidence! Enjoy these few stretches that will help keep them lengthened and healthy.